[caption id="attachment_31752" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Americans believe higher education can trim budgetary 'fat,' according to a survey."]Americans believe higher education can trim budgetary 'fat,' according to a survey.[/caption]

An increasing percentage of Americans believe colleges and universities prioritize profit margin over educational quality, a claim educators refute as misguided and unfair, especially during the current economic downturn.

The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, along with Public Agenda, released a report Feb. 17 that highlights respondents’ discontent with the rising costs of college education. The survey, titled,...

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